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My research interests are community-based management of natural resources, common property rights, common property resource institutions, subsistence, political ecology, settler-colonialism and community-based development.


  • 2007–present
    Research Fellow in Anthropology, Australian National University


  • 2008 
    Griffith University, Australia, PhD
  • 1992 
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, MA (Hons) in Anthropology


  • 2012
    People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, Federation Press, Sydney
  • 2010
    A Thousand Years of Whaling: A Faroese Common Property Regime, Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, Edmonton Canada.